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quarter rest

noun Music.
  1. a rest equal in time value to a quarter note.
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Origin of quarter rest

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples of quarter rest

  • This left the first third of the measure vacant; and the Composer, interrogated, directed the insertion of a quarter-rest.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland